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Before and After – Paneling Doors to 1911 Beautiful Doors

Before and After - Paneling Doors to 1911 Beautiful Doors

Our home was built in 1911 and it has some pretty unique characteristics, one of which is some pocket paneling doors. I knew the paneling was not original of course, so I wanted to figure out what was underneath. 

Here are the doors before.

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The Process

I took all of the paneling off and look what I found under?! I can’t believe people would cover these beautiful wood doors up. 

I know one day new owners might get upset that I put shiplap or board and batten up. However, I am just covering up imperfections or just a wall, not beautiful wood doors! 

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I decided to sand it down to see if I can get all of the wood glue off. 

Sadly, I sanded a piece down and thought I got all the wood glue off, but then I stained it with gel stain and the glue came through. 

I decided to paint it. I first used covered all of the holes and little imperfections with Dap plastic wood filler. After that I primed it was Zinnser Bin Primer

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I started painting it with Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige. 


I decided to add a little more character to the room with this wallpaper. I used Rebel Wallpaper


Here is the After

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I still can’t believe these paneling doors had this beautiful wood underneath it. I am a little sad that I could not keep the natural wood, however, I got to keep them! I love the paint color and how they ended up. It brings so much character back to this home. If you would like to see the shoe cabinet flip I did for this room, here it is. Also, here is how I laid this flooring. 

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